Definition of Jakes

1. Noun. A small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate.

Exact synonyms: Earth-closet, Outhouse, Privy
Generic synonyms: Outbuilding



Definition of Jakes

1. n. A privy.

Definition of Jakes

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A privy or latrine. ¹

3. Noun. (plural of jake) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jakes

1. an outhouse [n] - See also: outhouse

Jakes Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Jakes Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jakes

jailoresses
jailors
jails
jailward
jailyard
jailyards
jaipong
jaipongan
jaipurite
jairou
jak
jake
jake brake
jake paralysis
jaked
jakes (current term)
jakeses
jakey
jakeys
jakfruit
jakfruits
jakie
jakies
jako
jakob's disease
jakos
jaks
jakwood
jalap
jalap resin

Literary usage of Jakes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell (1904)
"jakes AND THE LADY I WAS sold to a corn dealer and baker, whom ewo Jerry knew, ... My carter, whose name was jakes, often said it was more than I ought to ..."

2. Select Pleas in the Court of Admiralty by Great Britain High Court of Admiralty, Reginald Godfrey Marsden (1897)
"The suit was for the balance of money owing to jakes upon a bill drawn by Fabyan in Bordeaux, part of the amount having been recovered by jakes upon a first ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A jakes, or cloaca. ... literally a jakes. Sweet draught! sweet, quoth 'a! sweet sink, sweet sewer 1 Tr. $- Cr., v, 1. t Л godly father sitting on a draught ..."

4. The Publications of the Selden Society by Selden Society (1897)
"... to be put into possession thereof in common form) IN RE FABYAN, jakes c. ... John, at the instance of John jakes, appeared before you at the day and ..."

5. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington, Jared Sparks (1834)
"TO DOCTOR jakes CRAIK.f DEAR DOCTOR, Morristown, 26 April, 1777. I am going to address you on a subject, which may lay some claim to your attention, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Nominale MS. NBVB. A nephew. Also, a spendthrift, NETTLE-HOUSE. A jakes. North. NETTLE-SPRINGE. The nettle-rash. Eatt. NETT-UP. Exhausted with cold. ..."

7. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of St. James by James Hardy Ropes (1916)
"Russian literature on James the Lord's brother, 56/. STEPS OF jakes, 71, 73. Symeon Metaphrastes, 73. Syrian church, history of epistle in, 96-100. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Jakes

Search for Jakes on Dictionary.com!Search for Jakes on Thesaurus.com!Search for Jakes on Google!Search for Jakes on Wikipedia!

Search